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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
discussing immigration. later, president obama speaking in leesburg, >> our guest on "newsmakers" is representative chris van hollen. he is a senior democrat on the budget committee. his district has several contractors waiting on the result of the sequestration. we are speaking to you on friday afternoon and you have just returned from a democratic retreat. nancy cook is the tax and budget reporter for the "national journal." lori montgomery is with "the washington post." lori, you're up first. >> house democrats have prepared their own bill for dealing with the rest of the fiscal year. tax increases, republicans have said they will not go for any tax increases. everyone thinks the sequester is a bad idea. what is the plan to forge a compromise? >> we want to ask the republicans to take a balanced approach and i think there is growing pressure among other republicans to replace the sequester through a combination of cuts that take place over a longer time because they do not want to harm the economy in the short term even as you try to reduce the deficit in the long term. also b
Feb 17, 2013 6:00pm EST
who served as first ladies from martha washington to michelle obama. it begins monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. watch the program earlier in the day, live at 23k p.m. eastern >> this week, joined by hall rogers, chairman of kentucky and chairman of the appropriations committee. thank you for doing this. we appreciate it. two reporters tho to help us, andy taylor, associated press, congressional reporter and roxannea turon, bloomberg reporter as well. andy, first question. go ahead. >> well, mr. chairman, as everybody in washington is very concerned about this phenomenon called the sequester which is the benefit of the audience, these automatic indiscriminate across-the-board cuts, 5% to domestic agencies, 8% to the pentagon, you've been looking at the kind of impact this will have. what do you expect? how much damage do you think it would do for government operations? how badly would it affect your constituents and people across the country? >> well, needless to say, being an appropriator, i think it's an idiotic way to do business. these are indiscriminate cuts. they're not thought
Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
republican-- house judiciary committee and colleagues adjusted to the obama administration that they are not doing a good job enforcing current gun laws. during the peak that the bush administration, there were 11,000 prosecutions of people who are illegally attempting to purchase a firearm. at its peak in the obama administration, there have been 7700 such prosecutions. your argument being that until the obama administration more effectively enforce current gun laws, there may be should not be any new gun laws. i'm curious what your measure of success would be for the justice department once they reach that point. is there a threshold you would like to see them reached before new gun legislation is considered? >> we are not saying that we are not going to be looking at new gun laws. the national instant check system is up for reauthorization at the end of this year. this is a perfect time to look at ways we can improve on the background check system and do more to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and people with serious mental illness. at the same time, protectin
Feb 3, 2013 10:00am EST
at 8:00. >> on tuesday president obama, and congress to pass a comprehensive immigration bill dealing with the 11 million undocumented immigrants. he spoke about the efforts of a bipartisan group of senators. this event took place in southern las vegas. it is about half an hour. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you. well, it is good to be back in las vegas. [applause] [applause]
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
with president obama's win on taxes around the fiscal with the're left sequestered. there are some hard feelings on what happened on the tax bill. there are ardent conservatives, the peak -- the tea party people around here who see that as a way to lock in budget cuts and nobody seems to be able to avoid it. and quite frankly, it seems like there has been a recognition that the only way to stop the sequester is to let it happen and let us feel the effects. what we heard from chairman joe -- chairman rogers is a description of the problem that he does not have the solution and nobody appeared as. >> so sequestration happens. are you saying they go back and fix it? through what mechanism? >> that is unclear. >> @ think everybody is hoping -- overall, lawmakers like hal rogers are hoping that this is my take away, that once it happens, they cannot stop until march 1. i don't think they see any way to do it until then. but he hopes that people will but he hopes that people will see the effects of
Feb 10, 2013 10:00am EST
the senate to put out a budget, and it would be the first time since obama cost first year in budget that we -- in office -- first year in office that we would have a democratic budget, and the theory is if we can get these visions on the table we could have a discussion and maybe we even use the budget conference committee process as a vehicle to hash all of this down -- all out. they do not really have a plan for the next step, which is to solve the actual problem because if you have a balanced budget plan from the house here, hard to see how we get to the compromise. >> even the democrats remain divided. the president is still ok with certain things the rest of the democrats are not, like cpi and cuts to medicare. house republicans and liberal democrats do not see them as politically palatable. those are issues that democrats will have to face because the congressional budget office reports show health care costs will rise given the number of baby boomers that will take advantage of federal programs and the democrats have yet to talk about ways in which they would really, honestly, be wil
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